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    Roland TR-8 AIRA Rhythm Performer
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    Roland TR-8 AIRA Rhythm Performer Drum Machine Product Description

    The Roland TR-8 is a performance rhythm machine that melds the legendary sound and vibe of the TR-808 and TR-909 with features and functions for the modern age. Genre-defining sounds and classic effects, Unprecedented live pattern manipulation, Solid intuitive performance controls -- it's the TR evolved.

    The Lineage

    Unleashed upon an unsuspecting world in the 1980's, the TR-808 and TR-909 produce arguably the most influential drum sounds in modern music. Not only have they appeared on thousands of dance tracks over the course of three decades, but they have helped define the sound of entire musical genres. From Rap and House to Techno and Trance -- these two drum machines have left an indelible mark on the art and culture of music. Roll the drums.

    The Sound

    With the TR-8, Roland has obsessively analyzed and faithfully re-created every detail and nuance of the analog circuitry of these legendary rhythm machines. The boom and snap of the 808. The thud of the 909. The robotic click of an 808 rim shot or a classic 909 snare roll. It's all here. Not content with mere recreations however, they have enhanced these classic instruments with capabilities far beyond the original units. Tune and Decay knobs are now present on every instrument and the Bass and Snare drum modules have dedicated "Attack" and "Comp" knobs allowing for a great variety of tones - from subtle ambient percussion to pounding dance grooves. Per-step effects and the massively addictive "Scatter" function take things into fresh territory. With the authentic tone and character of the original units and with sound tweaking capabilities inspired by legions of users, the TR-8 breathes life into the sounds everyone knows and loves.

    The Feel

    Make no mistake -- the TR-8 is an instrument, carefully designed from the ground-up, to be played. Every control has a solid, predictable feel with each drum instrument having robust, "playable" faders. Numerous lighted knobs and RGB-lit buttons give real-time performance feedback and a striking appearance on stage. Pattern creation is creative and intuitive using an evolved version of the TR-REC method which originated in the TR-808 and eventually became the standard for electronic rhythm programing. Based on detailed analysis of the original TR-808, the TR-REC behavior has been faithfully modeled in the TR-8. But the TR-8 goes well beyond the original, allowing you to seamlessly switch between programming and performance modes and to introduce lots of groovy rhythmic variations - from subtle snare fills to total glitch meltdowns.

    Features:

    - Full reproduction of the original TR-808 and TR-909 rhythm machines based on original design spec sheets and detailed analog circuit analysis of various specimens including Roland's own pristine units
    - Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology allows part-by-part analyses and faithful recreation of tonality and behavior including the smooth variations of tone that occur when you work the controls of each instrument
    - Obsessive attention to detail - like reproducing the original TR's unique variations in tone that occur when multiple instruments are entered in accented steps
    - Build dream kits made up of different instruments from the TR-808 and TR-909
    - 16 stunning kits made up of 11 instrument types
    - Control the intensity of the Accent function with a dedicated knob
    - Per-step Gate Reverb and Delay effects with dedicated, real-time knobs
    - Mix sources connected to the External Inputs
    - Built-in Side Chain function creates rhythmic ducking and gating effects on External Inputs with per-step control
    - Two assignable analog outputs and full parallel outputs via USB for total mixing flexibility

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    Roland TR-8 AIRA Rhythm Performer Drum Machine Technical Description

    - - User Drum Kits: 16
    - - User Patterns: 16
    - - Steps: per 1 measure 1--16 steps x 2 (Variation A/B)
    - - Tempo: 40--300
    - - Instruments & Controls:
    - BASS DRUM: LEVEL, TUNE, ATTACK, COMP, DECAY, INST SELECT
    - SNARE DRUM: LEVEL, TUNE, SNAPPY, COMP, DECAY, INST SELECT
    - LOW TOM, MID TOM, HIGH TOM, RIM SHOT, HAND CLAP, CLOSED HIHAT, OPEN HIHAT, CRASH CYMBAL, RIDE CYMBAL: LEVEL, TUNE, DECAY, INST SELECT
    - - Effects & Controls:
    - ACCENT: LEVEL, STEP
    - REVERB: LEVEL, TIME, GATE, STEP
    - DELAY: LEVEL, TIME, FEEDBACK, STEP
    - EXTERNAL IN: LEVEL, SIDE CHAIN, STEP
    - - Mode: TR-REC, PATTERN SELECT, INST PLAY, INST REC, DRUM KIT SEL, DRUM INST SEL
    - - Controllers:
    - VOLUME knob
    - SCATTER knob
    - TEMPO knob
    - FINE knob
    - SHUFFLE knob
    - PADS: 16
    - MODE buttons: 6
    - CLEAR button
    - VARIATION buttons: A, B
    - SCALE button
    - LAST STEP button
    - START/STOP button
    - SCATTER ON button
    - SCATTER DEPTH button
    - TAP button
    - - Display: 7 segments, 4 characters (LED)
    - - Effects: REVERB, DELAY, SIDE CHAIN
    - - Scatter Presets: 10
    - - Nominal Input Level: -10 dBu
    - - Input Impedance: 100 k ohms
    - - Nominal Output Level: -10/+4 dBu (Selectable)
    - - Output Impedance:
    - MIX OUT, ASSIGNABLE OUT: 1 k ohm
    - PHONES: 130 ohms
    - - Connectors:
    - PHONES jack: 1/4-inch stereo phone type
    - MIX OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    - ASSIGNABLE OUT (A, B) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    - EXTERNAL IN (L, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    - USB port: USB type B (Audio, MIDI)
    - DC IN jack
    - - USB: Audio, MIDI
    - - Power Supply: AC adaptor
    - - Current Draw: 1000 mA
    - - Dimensions: (W x D x H) 400 x 260 x 65 mm (15-3/4 x 10-1/4) x 2-9/16 inches)
    - - Weight: 1.9 kg (4 lbs 4 oz)
    - - Accessories: Owner's manual, Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY", AC adaptor

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